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"John Harricharan inspires you, motivates you and teaches you. He's fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Listen to what he says."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., bestselling author and lecturer

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Quotes & Notes

The Following quotations were carefully chosen from the forthcoming book, "Pause and Reflect" by Anita Bergen. Anita has dedicated a substantial portion of her "Time" resources to gather, from diverse sources, quotations that help the reader to live life with more joy, peace and prosperity.

. . . There are times during some of our most difficult personal conflicts and tragedies when life seems to lose its meaning. We lose our way when we most need to hear the few transformational words inspiring us to go on. ...Eventually, however, somewhere along the journey a single, consoling factor becomes apparent - that our experience is not unique. We have not been singled out. There are others who have traveled this very pathway and received insight to help overcome and grow beyond the current circumstances. ...To find the answers, we need only to seek and reflect on another's experience, to wait in quiet expectation and listen for the reply.

It is my sincere hope that these selections may prove beneficial, furnishing some light and insight on the paradox we experience as life.

- Anita Bergen - Preface, "Pause and Reflect"

John Harricharan
Anita Bergen

I am convinced that many times, in the course of our lives, God challenges us with a golden opportunity, a seemingly impossible hurdle, or a terrible tragedy . . . and how we react - or fail to react - determines the course of our future, almost as if we were involved in some sort of heavenly chess game. . . with our destiny always in the balance.
- Og Mandino - A Better Way to Live

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever I feel the world closing in on me, I go to a quiet place that lies somewhere in my soul. I do not reason, analyze or think. Those will come later. I simply go. And as a frightened child finds comfort and strength in a loving parent, I find my God there. From this place of power, I gather strength to stand firm in the face of fire, to be calm in the midst of thunder. When I emerge from this sanctuary, the world has not changed, but I have. And in my changing, a whole new world is born.
- John Harricharan

Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. Everything that happens is either a blessing which is also a lesson, or a lesson which is also a blessing.
- Polly Berrien Berends

Just when we think nothing is working there is a glimmer of light. If we could believe in our hearts that what looks impossible can work out, we could bear more easily with hardships. Living is like the weather. It has its surprises, its storms, its dry spells. But if we can hold on, it all changes. The changes come the way we change our minds - unexpectedly and sometimes for no apparent reason. But the reason, the uyelvdvi, real purpose is there. Every word we speak, everything we believe, builds our consciousness and makes us who we are. If we expect nothing good, it will oblige us. We are as unlimited as we say we are, and it is in our power to make the difference.
- Joyce Sequichie Hifler -
A Cherokee Feast of Days

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The truth is that life is hard and dangerous; that he who seeks his own happiness does not find it; that he who is weak must suffer; that he who demands love, will be disappointed; that he who is greedy, will not be fed; that he who seeks peace, will find strife; that truth is only for the brave; that joy is only for him who does not fear to be alone; that life is only for the one who is not afraid to die.
- Joyce Carey